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TUCKER TRIUMPHS FOR FIRST MCLAUGHLIN ROOF TRUSSES 250 WIN

(GEARY, NB – September 1st, 2019) – Ashton Tucker (Lyttleton, NB) cashed in for over $21,000 Sunday evening at Speedway 660 in winning the 19th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. Tucker took the lead from Cassius Clark (Farmington, ME) just past the halfway point in the race and was quick to regain it after pit stops around the 100-lap to go mark. Clark used the final caution with 12 laps to go to propel the No. 13 car to second with 2019 track champion Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) third. Reigning event champion Ryan Messer (Harvey, NB) and four-time Pro Stock track champion Greg Fahey (St. Stephen, NB) completed the top five.

Nineteen cars started the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250, which took one hour, 40 minutes to complete. Clark, Tucker and Messer took home qualifying heat races.

Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen, NB) raced to the win in the DMR Auto Street Stock feature on the undercard for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. Michael Cormier (Grand-Barachois, NB) finished second after battling with DMR Auto Street Stock champion Chris Hanley (St. Stephen, NB).

Tristan Harris led an all Harvey podium in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter feature. The wild race saw the new track champion drive into victory lane over BJ Gillespie and Ryan Bernard.

Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) parked it in Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane in the Atlantic Modified Tour feature. The race served as Round Eight on the 2019 season for the New Brunswick based series. Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB) was second followed by former RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock regular Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS).

Chase MacKay (Bear Cove, NS) rallied from behind to take the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast Day Two feature and the overall championship for the event. MacKay inherited the lead in the Sunday race after Dylan Dowe (Bedford, NS) and Colton Noble (Upper Nine Mile River, NS) tangled for the top spot. Nate Singer (Kennetcook, NS) was second on Sunday with Ayden Christensen (Windsor Junction, NS) in third.

All results are unofficial pending post race technical inspection. A full SpeedWeekend wrap up will be available this week at Speedway660.com.

This evening’s racing action at Speedway 660 concludes the 2019 season at the Geary, New Brunswick track. Watch Speedway 660 social media for off-season information, including announcements on the rules meetings and the 2019 awards banquet.

For more information about Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.

SpeedWeekend 2019 – Sunday

Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters

A Feature 1 (35 Laps): 1. 7-Tristan Harris, [3]; 2. 69-BJ Gillespie, [5]; 3. 73-Ryan Bernard, [2]; 4. 1-Matt Crocker, [12]; 5. 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [6]; 6. 51-Bryan Suttie, [4]; 7. 01-Jeff Rose, [21]; 8. 16-Matt Martin, [11]; 9. 71-Scott Kennie, [15]; 10. 8-Mike Brown, [14]; 11. 32-Darren Wilcox, [8]; 12. 41-Maggie Suttie, [13]; 13. 3-Charles Cyr, [16]; 14. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., [19]; 15. 83-Brian Maillet, [17]; 16. 61.5-James Harnish, [20]; 17. 70-Tyler Seveck, [7]; 18. 11-Caleb Urquhart, [1]; 19. 75-Randy Titus, [9]; 20. 92-Randy Storey, [10]; 21. 61-Wesley Harnish, [18]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-Caleb Urquhart, [5]; 2. 51-Bryan Suttie, [1]; 3. 70-Tyler Seveck, [8]; 4. 92-Randy Storey, [7]; 5. 41-Maggie Suttie [3]; 6. 3-Charles Cyr, [6]; 7. 82-Clifford Biggart Jr., [4]; 8. 01-Jeff Rose, [2]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 73-Ryan Bernard, [2]; 2. 69-BJ Gillespie, [5]; 3. 32-Darren Wilcox, [6]; 4. 16-Matt Martin, [1]; 5. 8-Mike Brown, [3]; 6. 83-Brian Maillet, [7]; 7. 61.5-James Harnish, [4]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Tristan Harris, [5]; 2. 22-Ricky Arbeau Jr., [1]; 3. 75-Randy Titus, [3]; 4. 1-Matt Crocker, [4]; 5. 71-Scott Kennie, [2]; 6. 61-Wesley Harnish, [6]

DMR Auto Street Stocks

A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [3]; 2. 68-Michael Cormier, [2]; 3. 71-Chris Hanley, [5]; 4. 38-Justin Cole, [8]; 5. 44-Peter Martin, [13]; 6. 2-Chuck Mercer, [1]; 7. 15-Roger Slocum, [11]; 8. 77-Riley Goodwin, [14]; 9. 55-James Matchett, [10]; 10. 53-Bill Storey, [12]; 11. 21-Courtney Barton, [6]; 12. 60.10-Mike Weagle, [7]; 13. 60-Eric Matthews, [19]; 14. 53M-Donnie Matheson, [9]; 15. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [17]; 16. 54-Rick Cashol, [4]; 17. 05-Brody Levesque, [16]; 18. 95-Danny Bourque, [15]; 19. 69-BJ Gillespie, [18]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2-Chuck Mercer, [3]; 2. 54-Rick Cashol, [6]; 3. 60.10-Mike Weagle, [7]; 4. 55-James Matchett, [4]; 5. 44-Peter Martin, [5]; 6. 05-Brody Levesque, [2]; 7. 60-Eric Matthews, [1]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 68-Michael Cormier, [1]; 2. 71-Chris Hanley, [3]; 3. 38-Justin Cole, [6]; 4. 15-Roger Slocum, [5]; 5. 77-Riley Goodwin, [2]; 6. 00X-Karl Schaefer, [4]

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Shawn Hyslop, [5]; 2. 21-Courtney Barton, [1]; 3. 53M-Donnie Matheson, [3]; 4. 53-Bill Storey, [4]; 5. 95-Danny Bourque, [6]; 6. 69-BJ Gillespie, [2]

McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250

A Feature 1 (250 Laps): 1. 32-Ashton Tucker, [2]; 2. 13-Cassius Clark, [1]; 3. 26-Brent Roy, [12]; 4. 1-Ryan Messer, [3]; 5. 29-Greg Fahey, [8]; 6. 40-Robbie MacEwen, [7]; 7. 23-Lonnie Sommerville, [6]; 8. 03-Steve Halpin, [19]; 9. 13M-Austin MacDonald, [10]; 10. 10-Devin Snell, [4]; 11. 87-Matt Harris, [18]; 12. 97-Chris Duncan, [16]; 13. 9-John Rankin, [13]; 14. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [17]; 15. 24-Ben Pelletier, [14]; 16. 88-Kevin Moore, [15]; 17. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [9]; 18. 96-Wyatt Alexander, [5]; 19. 52-Dustin Tucker, [11]

Heat 1 (20 Laps): 1. 13-Cassius Clark, 04:47.142[5]; 2. 10-Devin Snell, 03:09.524[2]; 3. 40-Robbie MacEwen, 04:48.673[6]; 4. 13M-Austin MacDonald, 04:49.006[3]; 5. 9-John Rankin, 04:49.733[1]; 6. 97-Chris Duncan, 03:09.524[7]

Heat 2 (20 Laps): 1. 32-Ashton Tucker, [3]; 2. 96-Wyatt Alexander, [1]; 3. 29-Greg Fahey, [2]; 4. 52-Dustin Tucker, [6]; 5. 24-Ben Pelletier, [5]; 6. 29T-Robert Tomlinson, [4]

Heat 3 (20 Laps): 1. 1-Ryan Messer, [3]; 2. 23-Lonnie Sommerville, [5]; 3. 81-Ian Rasmussen, [1]; 4. 26-Brent Roy, [6]; 5. 88-Kevin Moore, [2]; 6. 87-Matt Harris, [4]

TCM Bandolero Blast

Day Two Results

Feature – 25 Laps

1st – #71 Chase MacKay
2nd – #81 Nate Singer
3rd – #24 Ayden Christensen
4th – #33 Austin Tanner
5th – #8 Dawson Noble
6th – #4 Nyk Pothier
7th – #23 Teagan Dempsey
8th – #03 Colton Noble
9th – #17 Dylan Dowe

Heat – Eight Laps

1st – #17 Dylan Dowe
2nd – #03 Colton Noble
3rd –  #71 Chase MacKay
4th – #24 Ayden Christensen
5th – #33 Austin Tanner
6th – #81 Nate Singer
7th – #8 Dawson Noble
8th – #23 Teagan Dempsey
9th – #4 Nyk Pothier

Event Results (two features combined)

1st – #71 Chase MacKay (Average Finish: 2.5 – One Win)
2nd – #81 Nate Singer (4)
3rd – #03 Colton Noble (4.5 – One Win)
4th – #33 Austin Tanner (4.5)
5th – #24 Ayden Christensen (5)
6th – #17 Dylan Dowe (6)
7th – #8 Dawson Noble (6.5)
8th – #4 Nyk Pothier (7.5)
9th – #23 Teagan Dempsey (8.5)
10th – #87 Danny Chisholm (Did Not Race Sunday)

Atlantic Modified Tour 20

1. 58 Yves McCray
2. 2W Chris Wilson
3. 84 Brandon Skidmore
4. 75 Doug Matchett
5. 91 Braxton Stafford
6. 55 Zean Dutcher
7. 10 Greg Butler
8. 14 Kevin Brideau
9. 17 Joe Hoyt
10. 7 Travis Conroy
11. 2 Kevin Bailey
12. 22 Brody Levesque
13. 12 Steve Curtis
14. 88 John Lyons

Heat Race Winners: 75 Doug Matchett and 7 Travis Conroy

Collins Captures SpeedWeekend Sportsman Classic

(GEARY, NB – August 31st, 2019) – Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) raced to the biggest win of his career on Saturday evening at Speedway 660. Collins, the newly crowned 2019 Sportsman track champion, won the Martin’s Home Heating 100 to kick off SpeedWeekend 2019 at the Geary, New Brunswick oval. Brady Creamer (Miramichi, NB) finished second while Laurie Cormier (Riverview, NB) brought home another SpeedWeekend podium finish by holding off Devin Snell (Saint John, NB) in the final laps. Luc Bourgeois (Memramcook, NB) finished in fifth place in the 20-car field.

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ATLANTIC MODIFIED TOUR BRINGS EXCITEMENT TO SPEEDWEEKEND SUNDAY

Photos by Ernest Pothier and Mike Francis

(GEARY, NB – August 30th, 2019) – The Atlantic Modified Tour will bring their unique brand of racing to New Brunswick’s biggest short track stock car racing weekend this Sunday. The 35-lap feature kicks off a busy month of September with three races for the New Brunswick touring series over the next four weekends. The SpeedWeekend 2019 race is the only stop at Speedway 660 for the Tour in 2019. Racing action on Sunday, which is anchored by the 19th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses Pro Stock 250, gets underway at 2pm with qualifying.

The Atlantic Modified Tour enters Speedway 660 with a tight point battle on their hands. At the top, it is the experience of Yves McCray (Neguac, NB) pitted against former Atlantic Modified Tour titlist Brandon Skidmore (Springhill, NS). McCray is a former Late Model Sportsman standout in the Province and Skidmore has experience racing in Speedway 660 on a weekly basis in a RE/MAX East Coast Elite Realty Pro Stock. Both returned to the Atlantic Modified Tour in 2018 and are a part of the resurgence the Series has seen over the last 18 month.

With drop races factored into their point chase, it is Skidmore with a slim three point advantage on McCray. McCray has the edge on Skidmore on wins with McCray winning three events to Skidmore’s two. Both have won races at the two venues the Series has contested races at in 2019, Petty International Raceway and Speedway Miramichi. The 35-lap feature on Sunday could ultimately swing the momentum and the subsequent championship title hopes one way or another between the No. 58 and No. 84 teams.

The most recent win on the Series went to Chris Wilson (South Esk, NB). It was an emotional victory for Wilson and the entire No. 2W team on August 17th at Petty International Raceway as it was his first feature win on the Tour. Unlike most of the Atlantic Modified Tour field that will be on track on Sunday, Wilson has laps at Speedway 660 in DMR Auto Street Stock competition with his most recent start coming at the Night of Champions one week ago.

The other feature win to be accounted for in the first seven rounds on the Atlantic Modified Tour was taken by Doug Matchett (Miramichi, NB). The man they call “Mr. Excitement” was the Miramichi Modified champion in 2018 and his Tour win in 2019 came at his home race track. Matchett is always a contender when the Series rolls into Speedway 660 and will be on the hunt for a checkered flag on Sunday.

Another prime example of former Late Model stars finding a home in the Atlantic Modified Tour with the youth versus experience theme is Zean Dutcher (Miramichi, NB) and Braxton Stafford (Blackville, NB). Stafford has visited Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane on several occasions while Dutcher’s resume includes a River Glade International title and several extended distance Sportsman features at Speedway 660 in the 90’s. Both would have to be considered favorites to sneak out of SpeedWeekend with a victory on Sunday. “The Racing Ranger” Kim Hallihan (Renous, NB) has also called the Atlantic Modified Tour home in 2019 and will be a factor on Sunday if the No. 97 takes the green flag in the Geary woods.

Travis Conroy (Miramichi, NB) is the top rookie on the Atlantic Modified Tour heading into his first SpeedWeekend. Conroy made the move from the Mini Stock division at Speedway Miramichi in 2018 where he not only took home feature victories but garnered the respect of other drivers and fans alike. The No. 7 team is coming off an August 17th race at Petty Raceway where Conroy led half the feature event. Conroy will look to impress in his first trip to the Geary woods in the 35-lap feature on Sunday afternoon.

Brody Levesque (Fredericton, NB) will be a busy driver on Sunday afternoon. Not only is Levesque gearing up for his first Atlantic Modified Tour start of the season, he will be doing double duty. Levesque, a feature winner and the runner-up in the Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooters, will also be digging out his Street Stock to race on Sunday afternoon.

The talent is deep enough in this field that we have yet to mention the reigning champion of the Series or the defending SpeedWeekend winner for the Atlantic Modified Tour! Joe Hoyt (Waasis, NB) and Kevin Bailey (Minto, NB) will be tough customers on Sunday when the green flag flies. Hoyt, the 2018 Atlantic Modified Tour champion, won the first of two visits to the Geary woods last Summer. When the Tour returned, it was Bailey parking his car in Riverview Ford Lincoln Victory Lane.

Greg Butler (Hoyt, NB) and Steven Curtis (South Esk, NB) are sure to have something to say before the checkered flag flies on Sunday afternoon. Butler is a former Bandolero standout in the Province while Curtis raced for numerous years on the Eastern Super Mini Cup Series before making the jump to the Atlantic Modified Tour.

Also among the 17 car expected entry list for the Atlantic Modified Tour 35 include Stacy Madore, Kevin Brideau, Riley Frost, Tyson Donovan and John Lyons.

SpeedWeeekend 2019 kicks off on Friday, August 30th with the popular weekend corn boil, bonfire and pre-event concert featuring The Walking Contradictions with DJ Dale Case spinning tunes throughout the evening. The festivities get underway on Friday evening at 7pm.

The racing action on SpeedWeekend 2019 begins on Saturday, August 31st at 5:30pm with the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100 as the opening act for the two day short track showcase. The Maritime League of Legends Tour will contest INEX sanctioned action on Saturday a 50-lap INEX National Qualifier for Legends and the 25-lap Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast Part One. Joining the Sportsman, Legend and Bandolero competitors on Saturday will be the Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour racing in the Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50.

The racing action gets underway at 2pm on Sunday, September 1st with qualifying for the 19th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250. In addition to the Pro Stock action, the DMR Auto Street Stock, Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter and Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero divisions will be in action along with the Atlantic Modified Tour.

Advance tickets and campsites are available now by calling the Speedway 660 office at (506) 454-7223. Laps for the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 are also available now for $50 each, with the money pledged going into the pocket of the leader of that sponsored lap.

For more information about SpeedWeekend 2019, or any event at Speedway 660, visit Speedway660.com, like @Speedway660 on Facebook or call the Speedway 660 Raceline at (506) 454-7223.

About Speedway 660:
Speedway 660 is one of Canada’s premier stock car racing facilities. Located in New Brunswick’s Fredericton region, it attracts race teams and fans from the Maritimes, New England and Quebec. The Speedway 660 racing season runs from mid May until Labour Day Weekend. SpeedWeekend, one of the most prestigious short track events in eastern North America, wraps up Speedway 660’s racing season.

Sportsman, Street Stock, Sharp Shooters Shine on SpeedWeekend 2019

Photos by Mike Francis

(GEARY, NB – August 29th, 2019) – SpeedWeekend 2019 at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick will officially go green on Saturday evening, August 31st, with the running of the Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman 100. The top Late Model Sportsman drivers from across the Province are set to battle for 100-laps and the $3,000 winner’s prize to kick off the racing portion of the Labour Day Weekend classic. The local Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter and DMR Auto Street Stock divisions, who are a key part during the Saturday night programs throughout the season at Speedway 660, will play support to the 19th Annual McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 on Sunday afternoon, September 1st. Post time for Saturday’s racing action is 5:30pm with qualifying on Sunday slated for a 2pm start.

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EAST COAST MINI STOCK TOUR “DRIVES THRU” TO GEARY THIS SATURDAY

Series Release/Photo by Pat Healey

(DARTMOUTH, NS – August 29th, 2019) – The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour will visit New Brunswick for the final time in 2019 this Saturday night when the Series heads to Speedway 660 in Geary. The Pub’s Drive Thru Bottle Exchange 50 is the penultimate round of the 2019 season for the Four Cylinder Honda touring series. The 50-lap feature on Saturday, August 31st is a part of SpeedWeekend 2019 at Speedway 660. Racing begins on August 31st at 5:30pm.

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HOME TRACK TALENT HEADLINES 19th MCLAUGHLIN ROOF TRUSSES 250

(GEARY, NB – August 27th, 2019) – The McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 and SpeedWeekend 2019 are fast approaching and the field of Pro Stocks is beginning to assemble for the final Maritime Crown Jewel race of the year. Over 20 of the top talents from New Brunswick and some big names from outside provincial borders are getting ready to gather for the 19th annual edition of the 250 on Sunday, September 1st. Qualifying heat races for the $15,000-to-win McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250 will begin on Sunday at 2pm.

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MARITIME LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOUR BRINGS LEGENDS AND BANDOLEROS TO SPEEDWEEKEND 2019

Saturday’s Maritime League of Legends Tour 50 to serve as INEX National Qualifier

Photos by Mike McCarthy/McCarthy Photographic; Series Release

(BEDFORD, NS – August 27th, 2019) – The Maritime League of Legends Tour will close off a busy month of August this weekend with their annual trip to the Geary woods and Speedway 660. The Legends will contest the ninth round on their 2019 season on Saturday evening with the Maritime League of Legends Tour 50, which will also serve as the Tour’s INEX National Qualifier in the Province of New Brunswick. For the second time this season, the Bandolero division will join the Legends and will compete on both days of SpeedWeekend 2019 in the Tim’s Corner Motorsports Bandolero Blast. Racing gets underway on Saturday, August 31st at 5:30pm with Sunday, September 1st’s green flag going in the air at 2pm.

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ROY, COLLINS, HANLEY, HARRIS HOIST CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE AT 660

(GEARY, NB – August 25th, 2019) – Speedway 660 crowned four track champions on Saturday evening during Night of Champions, three of whom took home their first track titles at the Geary, New Brunswick track. Tristan Harris (Harvey, NB), Chris Hanley (St. Stephen, NB) and Curtis Collins (Barnesville, NB) celebrated their first track championships on Saturday evening while Brent Roy (Hanwell, NB) raced to a second career Pro Stock championship. The track is the first organized paved oval in Atlantic Canada to crown champions in 2019.

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Track Champions Crowned Saturday at Speedway 660

(GEARY, NB – August 21st, 2019) – Speedway 660 will be the first paved oval race track in Atlantic Canada to crown track champions in 2019 on Saturday evening, August 24th with the running of the Night of Champions. Divisional point and rookie of the year champions will be decided in all four house classes, including the RE/MAX East Coast Elite Pro Stock, Martin’s Home Heating Sportsman, DMR Auto Street Stock and Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter classes. The event will also serve as the final event for drivers to fine tune their cars prior to SpeedWeekend 2019. Racing begins on Saturday, August 24th for the Night of Champions at 6:30pm.

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RANDY TITUS SCORES FIRST FEATURE WIN ON FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

(GEARY, NB – August 18th, 2019) – Coming off one of the biggest Fredericton Gun Shop Sharp Shooter events of the year, sophomore driver Randy Titus (French Lake) followed the race up with his first career feature victory on Fan Appreciation Night. Titus joined Curtis Collins (Barnesville), Shawn Hyslop (St. Stephen) and Ryan Messer (Harvey) as winners on the Saturday evening card at Speedway 660 in Geary, New Brunswick.

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